Duterte to give smuggled Hummers, luxury vans to police, military

DAVAO CITY (August 2) — President Rodrigo Duterte wants the smuggled  Hummer cars and luxury vans reserved for the police and the military. This as he spared over ten  Hummer cars from the destruction of PHP296-million worth of 68 luxury vehicles and eight motorcycles at Port Irene in Cagayan on July 30. Duterte said he …

Largest antenna in PH to built in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– The Department of Science and Technology in Davao Region (DOST-11) will build the largest tracking antenna in the Philippines in Davao City as part of its strong commitment in providing innovative solution through research and development. DOST Davao Region director Anthony Sales said the facility is covered by a Memorandum of Agreement …

San Juanico Bridge to be lit up in November

TACLOBAN CITY — The San Juanico Bridge, the country’s longest, will be the first in the Philippines to have a new nighttime face with the approval of an PHP80-million budget to illuminate the 2.16-km. structure this year. Transforming the 45-year-old bridge would draw more visitors to Samar and Leyte provinces and attract tourism-related business in the …

Tadeco to file charges over destruction of biosecurity fence

PANABO CITY, Philippines — The banana giant Tagum Agricultural Development Corporation Inc. (TADECO) is set to file charges against officials and personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and other agency officials who forcibly destroyed the bio-security barrier at the entrance of Barangay Tanglaw in the Municipality of Dujali, Davao del Norte, …

Government to open “Closed” Dapecol roads today

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The government will open two provincial roads within the 30,000-hectare government property which house the Davao Penal Colony (DAPECOL) and within the leased property of Tagum Agricultural Development Company Inc. (TADECO). In a letter dated  February 20, 2018, Congressman  Johny Pimentel, chairperson of the Committee on Government and Public Accountability, asked …

Duterte visits wake of slain OFW in Iloilo, extends assistance

Iloilo City, Philippines  — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, February 22, personally condoled with the family of Joanna Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was killed in Kuwait. President Duterte visited the wake of Demafelis in Barangay Feraris here where he extended financial and burial assistance to the family of the slain OFW. Demafelis …